Carrie Underwood Biography
Birth Name - Carrie Marie Underwood
Date of Birth - March 10, 1983
Checotah, Oklahoma, USA
Height - 5' 3½" (1.61 m)
Spouse - Mike Fisher (10 July 2010 - present)
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Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983) is an American country singer-songwriter and actress who rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol, in 2005.
Underwood has since become a multi-platinum selling recording artist, a multiple Grammy Award winner, a member of the Grand Ole Opry, a Golden Globe Award nominee, a three-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Female Vocalist winner, a GMA Dove award winner, and a two time ACM Entertainer of the Year. She is the first-ever female artist to win back-to-back Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards for Entertainer of the Year (2009/10).
Her debut album, Some Hearts, was certified seven times platinum, and as of February 2006, was the fastest selling debut country album in Nielsen SoundScan history. It was also the best-selling solo female debut album in country music history, as of February 2008. Some Hearts yielded three number one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs and a #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs. Her second album, Carnival Ride, was released on October 23, 2007. It has sold over 3 million copies as of January 2010,being certified 3 times Platinum,and produced four number one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs. Underwood released her third album, Play On, on November 3, 2009. It has been certified 2 times Platinum by the RIAA and has produced three number one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs so far. As of May 2010, Underwood has sold 20 million singles and over 16 million albums worldwide.
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Her favorite singer is Martina McBride; favorite movies are Horror; and favorite food is Pizza.
Grew up on a farm in Checotah, Oklahoma.
Summer 2004 - January 2005: For her audition in front of Simon, Paula and Randy for "American Idol" (2002), she sang "Can't Make You Love Me".
Keeps a Journal
Graduated from Northeastern State University with a degree in mass communications (2006).
Won American Idol .
Amazingly, has no formal training in voice or singing.
Started singing in church at the age of three.
Her victory at the 2005 American Idol competition has been considered the show's first upset. Many pundits thought she would be bested by runner-up Bo Bice.
She is a vegetarian. Made this known on an episode of American Idol, when she wore a "V is for Vegetarian," T-shirt.
Graduated from Checotah High School as salutatorian (2001)
Has 2 older sisters, Shanna & Stephanie
Her debut album, "Some Hearts" was released on November 15, 2005. The first single "Jesus Take The Wheel" was released to radio stations on October 18, 2005.
Named 2005 Oklahoman of the Year by Oklahoma Today magazine.
First American Idol debut album to be certified 7x platinum (April 2006).
After becoming a country singer, Carrie moved to Nashville, Tennessee.
Sang a duet with Rascal Flatts on their single "God Blesses the Broken Road" in the finale of American Idol , where later she won the title of the 'American Idol'.
Is a "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987) fan.
Signed an endorsement deal with Hershey's chocolate in 2005.
Her fans call themselves the Care Bears.
Graduated magna cum laude from Northeastern State University with a degree in journalism on May 6, 2006.
Is a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority.
For 2 years during the summer, she performed in Northeastern's Downtown Country Show in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
Competed in numerous beauty pageants at the university and was selected as Miss NSU runner-up in 2004.
In 2008, accepted 1 ACM Award for Female Vocalist of the Year.
On May 24, 2006 on the American Idol final, she sang her current hit single "Don't Forget to Remember Me".
Is a big sports fan, and is a fan of the Dallas Cowboys, Los Angeles Lakers, Oklahoma Sooners, and Boston Red Sox.
May 25 was declared Carrie Underwood Day in Oklahoma.
On May 23, 2006 won 2 ACM awards On May 23, 2006 won 2 ACM awards Top New Female Vocalist Of The Year:, and the other was for Single Record Of The Year: "Jesus, Take The Wheel".
Was Nominated for 2 more ACM awards, one for Top Female Vocalist Of The Year:, and the other was for the Song Of The Year: "Jesus, Take The Wheel.
In 2007, accepted 2 CMT Awards for Female Video of the Year and Video of the Year for "Before He Cheats".
Was voted "World's Sexiest Vegetarian" in 2005 by animal-rights organization PETA. She beat out such stars as Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix for the honor that she shares with Coldplay front man Chris Martin. Previous winners include Andre 3000, Shania Twain and Alicia Silverstone.
On April 10, 2006 won 2 CMT awards, one female Video Of The Year: "Jesus, Take The Wheel", and the other for breakthrough Video Of The Year: "Jesus, Take The Wheel", Carrie Underwood.
On November 6, 2006 in Nashville, Tennessee, won CMA Horizon and CMA Female Vocalist Of The Year awards.
Appeared as the musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" (1975) on March 24, 2007. NFL quarterback Peyton Manning was the host.
She was and still is friends with fellow "American Idol", season 4 finalist, Lindsey Cardinale.
Invited on March 15, 2008 to join the Grand Ole Opry.
In 2006, accepted 2 ACM awards Top New Female Vocalist and Single of the Year ("Jesus, Take The Wheel").
In 2007, accepted 3 ACM Awards for Top Female Vocalist, Album of the Year (Some Hearts), & Video of the Year ("Before He Cheats").
In 2006, accepted 4 CMT Loaded Awards for: #1 Streamed Live Performance - duet with Jamie O'Neal, "Does He Love You" from CMT Greatest Duets Concert #1 Streamed Hottest Chick with Baseball Bat - "Before He Cheats" #1 Streamed Stickin' It to the Man Video "Before He Cheats" #1 Digitally Active Female Artist.
In 2006, accepted 2 CMT awards for Female Video of the Year and Breakthrough Video of the Year ("Jesus, Take The Wheel").
Her song "Before He Cheats" (2006) was named #1 Cheating Song by America Online's Country Channel 'The BOOT's Top 20 Best Cheating Songs'. (February 2009).
Has been booed on stage for discussing the lifestyle choice in certain cattle-farming parts of the country.
Keeps her refrigerator and kitchen pantry in order with a certain shelf for everything and all the labels turned out. Also takes the same care for her DVD collection, keeping the discs in alphabetical order.
Dating Ottawa Senators forward Mike Fisher .
Engaged to Ottawa Senator hockey player, Mike Fisher [December 21, 2009].
Engaged to Mike Fisher [December 21, 2009].
Video for "Cowboy Casanova" placed number #37 on VH1's Top 40 Videos of 2009.
Has a rat terrier dog named Ace.
July 2010: Husband Mike Fisher announced on his official website that she would be legally changing her name to Carrie Fisher, however she will maintain Carrie Underwood as her professional name.
Married Ottawa Senators, Mike Fisher in a star studded wedding in Georgia in July 2010.
When I first got to Hollywood. I was just walking around, taking pictures of the palm trees and stuff like that. And this guy walked up to me and asked if I'd seen any stars and I said, "No, it's been kind of cloudy today."
I had my first date in 1999 when I was 16 years old. I was so excited! I walked into the living room to watch out the window for him and my dad was cleaning his shotguns!!!! My mom yelled at him for a while and, uh, the guy never asked me out again...
I like to dance around the house when I'm getting ready. It gets my day going.
Sometimes a girl's gotta have some chocolate!
I'm a horror-movie fan: Halloween (1978), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Friday the 13th (1980/I)--I freak myself out sometimes when I'm home alone.
It drives me crazy when I have people over and they try to help clean up. I'm like, 'No, I've got it!' I may not be able to control every aspect of my life, but I can control what color pots are lined up where.
Carrie Underwood Filmography
2011 Top 20 Country Countdown (TV series)
Chris Young (2011) (performer: "Mama's Song")
Trace Adkins (2011) (performer: "Mama's Song")
Katie Armiger (2011) (performer: "Mama's Song")
Josh Turner (2011) (performer: "Mama's Song")
2011 CMT: 40 Greatest Love Songs (TV movie) (performer: "I Told You So")
2011 The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards (TV movie) (writer: "There's a Place for Us" - uncredited / performer: "There's a Place for Us" - uncredited)
2010 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (writer: "THERE'S A PLACE FOR US" / performer: "THERE'S A PLACE FOR US")
2009-2010 Glee (TV series)
Home (2010) (performer: "Home Sweet Home" - uncredited)
The Rhodes Not Taken (2009) (writer: "Last Name" - uncredited)
2010 Live from Studio Five (TV series)
Episode #1.93 (2010) (performer: "Earth Song")
2009 Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special (TV movie) (performer: "Lousianna Woman, Mississippi Man", "I Will Always Love You", "Jesus Take The Wheel", "O Holy Night", "Cowboy Casanova", "Before He Cheats")
2009 Late Show with David Letterman (TV series)
Episode #17.35 (2009) (writer: "Cowboy Casanova" - uncredited / performer: "Cowboy Casanova" - uncredited)
2009 Best of CMT Music Awards (TV movie) (performer: "Before He Cheats")
2007-2009 CMT Top 20 Countdown (TV series)
Episode dated 20 March 2009 (2009) (performer: "I Told You So")
Episode dated 13 March 2009 (2009) (performer: "I Told You So")
Episode dated 6 March 2009 (2009) (performer: "I Told You So")
Episode dated 27 February 2009 (2009) (performer: "I Told You So")
Episode dated 3 January 2008 (2008) (performer: "So Small")
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2009 American Idol (TV series)
Live Results Show: One Contestant Eliminated (2009) (performer: "I Told You So")
2009 New in Town (performer: "That's Where It Is")
2009 The 35th Annual People's Choice Awards (TV movie) (performer: "I Know You Won't")
2007-2008 Saturday Night Live (TV series)
Tina Fey/Carrie Underwood (2008) (writer: "All-American Girl" - uncredited / performer: "All-American Girl" - uncredited, "Flat on the Floor" - uncredited)
Peyton Manning/Carrie Underwood (2007) (performer: "Before He Cheats", "Wasted")
2007 Grand Ole Opry (TV series)
Best Opry Moments of 2007 (2007) (performer: "Before He Cheats")
2007 Movies Rock (TV movie) (performer: "The Sound of Music" 1959)
2007 41st Annual Country Music Association Awards (TV movie) (performer: "So Small")
2007 Enchanted (performer: "Ever Ever After" / "Ever Ever After")
2006 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV movie) (performer: "Islands in the Stream")
2006 40th Annual Country Music Association Awards (TV movie) (performer: "Before He Cheats")
2006 CMT: The Greatest - 40 Days That Shaped Country Music (TV documentary) (performer: "Jesus Take the Wheel")
2006 CMT Insider (TV series)
2006 CMA Nominee Report (2006) (performer: "Jesus Take The Wheel", "Before He Cheats")
Episode dated 23 September 2006 (2006) (performer: "Before He Cheats")
2006 CMT Stacked (TV series)
CMA Nominee 2006 (2006) (performer: "Jesus, Take the Wheel")
2005 39th Annual Country Music Association Awards (TV special) (performer: "Jesus, Take The Wheel")